Rich Lewis

CP Op-Ed Contributor

Verbally Abusive Coach May Have Contributed to Athletes Depression

Sometimes researchers conduct a study expecting a certain result -- only to be surprised to find that the opposite is true. That's what happened when a team led by Dr. Daniel Merenstein, an associate professor of family medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, surveyed current and former college athletes to see which group experienced higher levels of depression.

Rand Paul Hijacks Discussion on Drones

Sen. Rand Paul put drones in the headlines this week with his 13-hour filibuster of John Brennan's nomination as CIA director. But instead of helping us weigh the many important questions surrounding use of the unmanned weapons, the Kentucky Republican only succeeded in focusing attention on one cartoonish point.

Americans Have No Constitutional 'Right' to Vote

The online comments on my Jan. 27 column in my local newspaper, The Sentinel, included a spirited debate between me and a reader calling himself "Sokrates" over whether Americans have a constitutional right to vote. I said we have no such right. He insisted that we do.

Not Much 'Us' in the U.S.

We're often told that we are "interdependent" — that we must "work together" to keep the country safe or prosperous or in the forefront of progress.

Arena of Public Opinion Floods from a Bottle of Water

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio had an important job to do Wednesday night: Go on live national television and give the Republicans' response to the president's State of the Union address by explaining the flaws in the Democrats' agenda and the virtues of his party's approach.